Benoît Gérardin, Assistant Director of property development with Linkcity Nord-Est, presents La Maillerie, an urban renewal project where life went on even before the buildings had been constructed.
2024 Games: an innovative Aquatics Centre, easily adaptable for the Heritage phase!
Building reversible today, to better transform tomorrow
Friday September 25th, 2020
Cities Are Taking Steps to Become Carbon Neutral
Responsible for 67% of global GHG emissions, cities are on the front line of this challenge. Two high-emissions sectors – transport and construction – are of direct concern to them. What are their margins of manoeuvre and trajectories to become low carbon and carbon neutral? What are the major assets of the local scale?
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